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. isis militants brutally murder a british hostage and threaten an american. we'll get reaction from london. hazardous materials crews work to sanitize that apartment where the first diagnosed ebola patient in the u.s. stayed. prosecutors are looking at possible criminal charges against him. plus, talks between hong kong protesters and officials fall apart before they could even begin. we'll have a live report on the violence that has rocked the peaceful protests. and hello and welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world i'm natalie allen at cnn center. while the first person diagnosed
with ebola in the u.s. is being treated in a dallas hospital, prosecutors are looking into whether the man knowingly brought the virus into the country. texas prosecutors say if eric duncan traveled from liberia knowing he was infected he could face criminal charges. witnesses have accused the liberian native of flying on a preflight questionnaire about his contact with ebola patients. the family of four quarantined in the apartment here where duncan was staying can now in a private home in the dallas area. a minimum of a local faith-based community helped arrange that move. the exact location of the home has not been disclosed. a cleanup operation is under way at the apartment and they removed sheets and to yous and it's expected to last several days. duncan's family rejects allegations he knew about his exposure to ebola. his nephew and mother spoke exclusively with cnn and they blame some liberian citizens and
government officials for making what they say are bogus claims about their son but thank those involved in his treatment. >> i want to tell him that everybody, the doctor, the nurs nurses, thank you every one of them who helped my son. thank you plenty to everyone of you. thank you for my son. i love him. all the familiy member love him. we pray for him. >> the pastor of a dallas church says duncan came to the u.s. so he could marry his partner. she was one of the people inside the apartment where he was staying. authorities in texas are monitoring more than 50 people that may have come into contact with duncan. some of them are children who have been pulled out of school. cnn's gary tuchman has that part of the story.
>> reporter: less than an hour before the school day ended thursday at wallace elementary in north dallas, parents received an automated phone call that said three children had been taken out of the school because they may have had contact with ebola victim thomas eric duncan. could you ever imagine this would be hanning at your children's school. >> absolutely not. >> reporter: cassandra and liz love their school and the teachers both on the pta board. the school is closed today because power was knocked out after a storm but if it was open were you going to send your children to school today. >> i was not, probably not, no. >> reporter: the three children are siblings but parents have not been told their names, their ages or what grades they're in. the district says it's following federal privacy guidelines and cannot legally release such information but have sandra who has a first grade and third grade child says it's raising
concern. >> my child has lice in the school we get a notice about that and not like a schoolwide notice but it would be per grade or per the classroom and so that's -- i don't understand why we can know that about lice but not ebola. >> reporter: lid has a son in kindergarten and another in first grade. she understands the see siblings taken out of school have no symptoms as of now but thoughts run through her head. >> my kid play that r with that kid at recess. did they rub sweaty arms together. >> reporter: the lack of information is forcing the parents to play detective. you asked your children if went was missing. >> they told me there were kids missing? >> is it your thought that one or more of these siblings could be in one or more of your children's classes. >> absolutely. >> reporter: they hope they inform families whose children were in the same classrooms with the siblings. in the meantime, the school is being cleaned and sanitized and both skah sandra and liz say
they will send their kids back on monday. gary tuchman, cnn dallas. an american journalist who contracted ebola in liberia will be flown back to the united states for treatment sunday. freelance cameraman ashoka mukpo was working with nbc news when he was diagnosed thursday. his father says mukpo may have contracted the disease while filming inside a clinic. >> he does remember an incident where he was helping spray chlorine and disinfectant on whether it was a chair or some vehicle that had been potentially exposed and he remembers getting some of it in his face. >> levy says his son will be taken to the nebraska medical center where an american doctor was successfully treated. according to the latest figures from the world health organization there are more than 3400 confirmed or suspected deaths from ebola in west africa. now more than 7,000 cases of the virus, the vast majority in
liberia where 2,000 have died as well as guinea and sierra leone, other cases are reported in senegal and nigeria. a british humanitarian is now the fourth western hostage beheaded by isis. as the terror group has done three times before, it released video of alan hennings' murder. he gives a brief statement then is killed. cnn's karl penhaul reports on the aid volunteer who went to war-torn syria to help people in need. >> alan henning was known to family and friends as the taxi driver with the heart of gold. he was simply not content to sit on his sofa at home and hand out a donation for syria. he wanted to get involved and on four occasions drove on aid convoys to deliver much needed supplies to civilians suffering from the fallout of syria's ongoing civil war. he even tattooed on his forearm the words aid for syria. he was so passionate about this
mission. it was friends, muslim friends and neighbors who invited him in the first place to go on these trips. he was the only non-muslim on that aid convoy that left christmastime last year. it was a day after christmas when he drove into syria that he was kidnapped by armed gunmen part of an isis militant fraction. now, family and friends have made multiple appeals over the last days and weeks calling on isis to release him, spelling out just how he took a front line role, a caring role and tried to help the people of syria but now we know those pleas fell on deaf ears because on friday isis posted on social media a minute ten video showing apparently alan hening's beheading. that video was much shorter than previous hostage beheading videos, no indication whether that was because isis is under increasing pressure because of
air strikes led by the united states and other coalition members on isis positions up side of csyria and in iraq. part of the message contained, an isis knifeman said alan henning was being beheaded because britain's parliament a week ago decided to join that u.s.-led coalition and british warplanes have been involved in action bombing isis positions inside of iraq. british prime minister david cameron has as one might suspect condemned the beheading of alan henning. he called it a barbaric act and said it exhibited new levels of depravity on the part of isis. karl penhaul, cnn, london. >> and just as in previous beheading videos isis is now threatening the life of american aid worker peter castic. the 26-year-old former army soldier went missing last year while doing humanitarian work in syria.
his family confirms he is the hostage shown in the latest video. senior international correspondent arwa damon actually met peter kassig in 2012 and shares what she learned about the soldier who became a medic. >> reporter: we first met peter during the summer of 2012. just in lebanon for a few months but was already volunteering at a hospital in tripoli, northern lebanon helping to treat wounded syrians because of his medical background he said that he just felt as if he had to go to lebanon and try to help out the syrians, the innocent victims of the ongoing war there and take a listen to what he said to us back in 2012. >> we get one life and that's it. you get one shot at this. we don't get any do-overs, it was put up or shut up for me. the way i saw it i didn't have a choice. you know, like this is what i was put here to do.
i guess i'm just hopeless romantic and an idealist and i believe in hopeless causes. >> reporter: a few months after we met peter he had already set up his own non profprofit speci emergency response focused on training and delivering medical supplies and assistance to the various field clinics inside syria mostly in aleppo and it was during one of those medical missions he was kidnapped on october 1st, 2013. arwa damon, cnn, turkey. >> we'll have more on this story coming up here, also the u.s. and its allies continue to launch more air strikes against isis. we'll tell you about targets being hit. also ahead here pro-democracy protesters in hong kong call off talks with the government as scuffles in the streets. we're live on the ground more about it coming up. when it comes to medicare, everyone talks
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carried out strikes and returned safely. british aid volunteer alan henning has become the fourth western captive beheaded by isis since august. let's bring in peter newmann with the international study of caddalization and joins us live from london. thank you for being with us. first of all, yet another horror and a sickening video defight pleas from muslims in the uk and dozens of imams making video plea, as well, isis went ahead and killed a taxi driver. what do you make of this? >> here in britain over the past few weeks there has been a massive campaign from almost every facet of the british muslim community, even elements of the community that would be considered to be quite radical if not extremist. it was ex-for example, one preacher who was deported from uk as a hate preacher who did come out and said, please, isis,
release alan henning. all to no avail which shows that isis really doesn't have any red lines, it doesn't care. it's not susceptible to these kind of pleas, just will go ahead doing this. >> yes, it doesn't really make any sense. it's not like they're fighting imperialists or maybe they think they are through these innocent victims. >> yes, and alan henning was the least likely imperialist you could possibly think of. he was someone who was completely moved by the plight of the syrian people, wanted to go there and help. he went on four humanitarian missions. he was not someone who was paid by government, he was completely moved by the plight of the people and that's what brought him there. and so in that sense, you can really say that isis really thinks of the world as black and white and alan henning regardless of what he did for
the syrian people because he was british, he was considered to be an enemy and it didn't matter how much of an effort he had made for the syrian people, that is the kind of mind-set that these people are in. >> absolutely and with isis promising yet another death to come, is there anything more that can be done if it can't -- the muslim community and leaders there in the uk in the muslim community can't convince isis to stop then who else could? >> well, the only realistic opportunity or possibility for freeing the hostages would be with a special forces operation. but in order for that to be carried out and i think that political leaders in the west would be very happy to agree to that, but they would need to know the exact location of the hostages. america tried earlier this summer to do exactly that and they ended up with the wrong
house. isis back that western intelligence doesn't know the exact location and short of that, you know, no special forces operation can find him. raqqah is a pretty sizable city. we think he is being held in or near raqqah, but you need a little bit more information and the suspicion is that, of course, isis if, you know, they are quite clever and they are, they are moving around the hostages after every execution. >> you know, at this point what could they be possibly hoping to gain with these murders? >> i think they do believe themselves to be in a sort of existential confrontation with the west and the first message that they are trying to send to the west is, you kill our people, we kill your people. and the second one is, of course, in the particular context of the ongoing american air strikes is to send the message to western audiences that these air strikes have no impact. they are futile.
they are making no difference and we're killing your people anyway. we're not impressed by what you're doing and in that sense also to cause division among western publics and get western publics to pressure western leaders to say this make no sense, we should perhaps stop this. i think that if anything is the strategy behind it. >> peter newmann, thank you, again, for joining us. we really appreciate it. >> thank you, natalie. coming up in just a moment we take you to hong kong for a live report on the increasingly contentious pro-democracy protests. also, japan bracing for a super typhoon that could disrupt a major sporting event and, well, much more. we're tracking that storm right after this.
a major set back in hong kong's pro-democracy protest. student activists claim police are doing nothing as they're being threatened. as a result, they have called off talks with the government. rain shower will ripley is live anticipate that was a meeting that perhaps could have caused some sort of breakthrough in the stalemate but now it's not going to happen. what's the latest. >> there was a lot of -- there was certainly a lot of hope that meeting was going to be the key to defusing this very tense situation and perhaps reaching some sort of a compromise here
because what these protesters and you can see saturday afternoon as expected, people have come out here once again to the central business district with their umbrellas as we've had on and off rain for really all week. torrential rain yesterday and perhaps there was hope that if these students could meet with the hong kong city government they might come up with some sort of a compromise to clear out this area and clear out the other areas around the city where they erected barricades like the one you see right here tied together with zip ties but signs talking about this umbrella movement but student leaders say the government, they're angry with them for what they feel is reneging on a promise to negotiate. the government wants to break it up, they say and instead they're reinforcing the barricades. we saw a clash between police and protesters when the police tried to cross through one of the barricades. protesters tried to push them
back flts tel aviv a scuffle. nobody seriously hurt but 20 people have been arrested as a result of this and another 148 have been injured, more than a dozen are still in the hospital right now. >> yeah, human rights group amnesty international is criticizing the hong kong police for failing to protect peaceful protesters. what is the group claiming and how are police responding to that? >> you know, we were showing the pictures from the big clash in this working class neighborhood. considered a pretty rough part of town in hong kong. much different from this area here, the central business district which is lined with skyscrapers and high-end hotels but there were a small group of protesters surrounded by thousands who oppose them anticipate get hong kong moving again and said people were suffering as a result of all this. the student protesters, some of them claimed the women and some women and girls in the group
claimed that they were sexually assaulted. that's according to amnesty international. they also claimed they were harassed and bullied. hong kong police say they received no reports of anything like that so they don't know where that's coming from. but nonetheless what has been mostly peaceful for much of the week certainly is getting more tense this weekend. >> yeah, just a few hours the streets will likely fill up again. all right, will ripley for us there live in hong kong. will, thanks very much. now we want to talk about that typhoon that is threatening japan and it has now strengthened to a super typhoon. more with derek van dam. >> that means that the typhoon has strengthened to sustain winds of 240 kilometers with even higher wind gusts near the center of the storm which you can clearly see on this latest satellite imagery. we're talking about the equivalent of a strong category 4 hurricane in the atlantic, teetering on a category a.
a very intense storm and still has a westerly component to the direction that it is heading. it is traveling quickly 20 kilometers per hour but that brings the mainland of china or rather japan in the path of this particular storm. we do expect some weakening as it heads towards tokyo but it's going to brush many of these islands across the area specifically near kochi and the suzuka area where we have the japanese grand prix late they are weekend. we have high pressure dropping south out of northern china and that is going to help determine the exact path of this typhoon. now, one thing is for sure we're already seeing the rain bands in the southern parts of gentleman opinion. this is the islands south and west, i think you're in the clear from the storm but continues to move out of the region. current radar out of japan. the rain will actually be felt across the coastal areas of japan well in advance of this
particular system so we're expecting rain along the east coast of the country from about the next 12 to 24 hours and with the storm still a good thousand kilometer as way we're talking about rainfall totals with this entire event upwards of 200 millimeters and had the recent volcanic eruption with mt. ontake west of tokyo with the volcanic ash even accumulating up to 40 sent meters in some locations around the volcano, you add heavy rainfall to that and have the potential for mudslide as cross that region. tokyo, you'll feel the effects of this system with heavy rain hopefully the wind also at least die down but certainly the possibility of typhoon strength. so here's the forecast for the japanese grand prix taking place on sunday afternoon. 3:00 p.m., definitely rain and wind but expect the event to take off without any major concerns really towards the late evening on sunday and the early hours of monday when the wins will start to pick up across suzuka. all from the world weather
center. from there we'll monitor the drandz prix closely. >> if they driver cost do well through a typhoon, perhaps it's those. >> more about formula one, one of the top drivers is switching teams. sebastian vetle says he's leaving red bull to join ferrari. the move may spark others to swap teams next year with talk that another driver may soon vettel. coming up here on cnn, isis forces battle for control of the besieged city of kobani. along the turkish border and tell you how turkey may respond with force. also ahead the head of north korea's military and other high-level officials make a sudden visit to south korea. we'll tell what you that's about.
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welcome back to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. our top story, the family quarantined inside an ebola infected apartment inside dallas has been relocated to a private home. a three-phase cleanup operation inside that apartment right there is under way. the family had been in contact with eric duncan, the first person diagnosed with ebola in the u.s. there at that apartment. at least 32 people are dead after a stampede at a hindu festival in india. the festival draws huge crowds each year.
police are look nothing what caused the stampede. a video released by isis shows the murder of british aid volunteer alan henning, the fourth western hostage beheaded by the terror group since august. the video shows a statement from henning then the brutal slaying and then a threat to kill american hostage peter kassig. western governments are condemning the murder. well, before the video of alan henning's murder was released the father of another isis captive british journalist john can'tly made a plea for his son's life and says his family has been trying to communicate with isis to deliver an important message and can only hope it's been received. john was captured nearly two years ago and was missing until he appeared in three isis videos. here's part of what his father had to say. >> to those holding john please
know that he is a good man. he's sought only to help the syrian people and i ask you from all that is sacred to help us and allow him to return home safely. >> 81-year-old paul cantly pleading for his son's life from his hospital bed. >> joining me is security expert will geddes. thanks for joining us once again. unfortunately, a familiar incident again. first what do you make of this beheading taking place after the muslim community pleaded for his life, dozens of miaimams making
videos. >> it's kind of interesting they have two dynamics going on here. often when families are required or asked to put together videos as we saw with john's father as we've seen previously with david haynes, alan henning's families and mr. sotloff these are gem when communications between negotiators or people acting on behalf of the hostage-takers has broken down to establish a connection in some shape or form to open up a dialogue. this hasn't worked. having said that isis has come up with other sort of if you like media campaign. with john cantly. in terms of the request by paul cantley, that is john's father. it's going to be interesting how isis deals with that one. >> yes, it will be and the voice of the killer in this video
will, he says, i'm back obama. he sounds like the other person who has carried these vicious attacks out. do you think this is the same person? >> i think it's highly likely, natalie. i think they wouldn't change the personality obviously that's represented in the video and they've obviously very purposely tried to choose someone with a british accent to be the one delivering that message to just though the international flavor that isis has and we know there are very many foreign fighters or foreign individuals who have come and joined the cause of is so they're trying to show themselves as a multinational force and trying as some other analysts have said on the program already to appeal to the general public to try to put some sway on governments in terms of their approach to this. >> and the fbi director in the u.s. said on cbs news a few hours ago that they know who that person is. why aren't they saying more about him and perhaps how
they'll go about getting him and whether it's important whether they get him dead or alive? >> well, certainly the most important thing for the fbi and for certainly the british intelligence agencies, as well, will be to try to capture this individual. it would be very representative to get hold of this individual physically rather than necessarily getting them within an air strike which is always something that potentially could happen. to reveal further information could compromise all sorts of intelligence channels that may be being followed up so when we bear in mind that if they've identified the name and if you like the origin of this particular individual as we're calling over here jihadi john, then they will be following down various routes of associates, known associates, family members and anybody that might be able to be either in communication with this individual that could give them a lead to his whereabouts. >> how good do you think the intelligence is right now? do you suspect they're close to
this person? and what kind of pressure is the u.s. and the uk under now that another person has been named who will be next to be killed? >> well, there's enormous pressure as no doubt one can imagine against obviously both the u.s. and the uk and other members of the coalition and we may even see as other european countries and other national countries get involved or show their consolidation and their support in this coalition, that we may see other foreign nationals that have been presented obviously in these videos. the big question is, their whereabouts in intelligence will come from a variety of sources whether satellite imagery, some of the jets flying over taking reconnaissance photography and video and down to human assets on the ground. i think at the moment the biggest problem they have and this is speculation on my part is on their local ground intelligence, they don't have sufficient to be able to assist them as our foreign secretary
philip halliman said we don't know where they are so it's developing those as celts on the ground to try to determine exactly where are the i.s. strong points and what kind of routine and pattern they're moving them by. there's a lot of intelligence that still needs to be gained. >> to bad. it would be such a victory to try to save the next person in line. we appreciate as always you joining us, security expert will geddes live from london, thank you. >> thank you. well, along the turkish syrian border isis forces are battling for control of the kurdish city besieged that is kobani. a kurdish fighter says isis has entered the town but there are conflicts reports about how much progress they've made as pentagon correspondent barbara starr tells us turkey vows to defend the city.
>> reporter: under siege for days isis fighters who have been battling these kurdish forces may now control part of the key syrian border town of kobani. the fighting has been raging for days as the kurds try to defend their city from the isis advance. as tens of thousands of syrian refugees flee north to the nearby turkish border trying to escape the isis advance, the new wild card, the turkish military. >> introducing turkish forces on the ground in northern syria would be a main change in what's going on there. now you would have a professional army dealing with isis, something they've never had to face. >> reporter: the turkish parliament has authorized military action, something the u.s. had been urging but turkey's role air strikes or ground troops is still uncertain. the pentagon says it's watching
the fight in kobani but it's air strikes are targeted elsewhere. >> the locust of energy in syria has been getting at their sustainment capability. about their ability to use syria as a sanctuary and safe haven. that doesn't mean we lpts going to turn a blind eye to what's going on at kobani or anywhere else. >> reporter: the latest strikes destroying an isis garrison, two tanks, small oil refineries a training camp and an occupied building. u.s. officials say isis fighters are reacting to the air strikes, staying off cell phones, no longer moving around in large convoys. >> certainly are changing the way they communicate and it's harder for them to do so because of the changes they've made tin that regard. we see them change some of their tacti tactics. >> reporter: isis released this showing what it says the scene of a coalition air strike.
this english speaking fighter taunting the coalition. >> you're not bombing that state soldiers. you're just bombing the schools and the hospitals. >> reporter: cnn could not independently verify the video. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. south korean officials got a surprise visit from several high-level delegates from north korea. the head of north korea's military and two ranking members of the workers party. dropped in on the closing ceremonies of the asian games. that was followed by a brief meeting with south korean officials. the delegation from pyongyang got the red carpet treatment and caused quite a media frenzy. well, as that meeting took place many still wondering where is kim jong-un? the 31-year-old north korean dictator hasn't been seen in
public in weeks and now some are concerned a dangerous power struggle may be under way in the capital. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: he's not been seen in public for almost a month after being filmed limping there are reports he's in poor health. now a prominent defector tells me north korea's volatile young dictator kim jong-un is not in charge. he is a mere puppet. who controls the government. >> reporter: it is a group called the organization and guidance department. >> reporter: ogd, a shadowy old boy network tied closely to kim's father. word that the ogd is in control comes from defector john jink sun. jong wassen insider and has highly placed sources inside the regime who's spoken with in recent days. the organization and guidance
department has enormous power handles surveillance, the appointments and purges of top leaders. >> it keeps the files on everyone and that definitely makes it a powerful and dangerous organization. >> reporter: and jongjing sun say they don't trust the younger un. north korea is one of the world's most closed societies, cnn has no way to confirm these claims. but kim's absence does raise questions. >> if that group was in charge, would this regime be on the verge of collapse or in danger of it. >> it would be in a much more serious shape because then you would have power struggle is being basic dynamic behind the regime as opposed to conducting foreign policy, domestic policy and other things. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence officials cannot confirm the credibility of the claims and
jonathan pollack says there's at most been powerful maneuvering to influence him but not strip power from him. >> this is a top down system. there no number two. it is a royal system,dynastic system, a kim and next of kim able to wield authoritative power from the top in an unquestioned basis. >> reporter: but the complete disappearance of kim jong-un draws concern. if he has gout, weight problems or problems with his ankles which have all been reported at least the regime might release propaganda video of him sitting behind a desk giving orders but no chases of him for a month now. brian todd, washington. search teams respect giving up hope of finding missing malaysia airlines flight 370. coming up here, we'll share the new tool they're using to track down the plane more than six
search teams are going back to work with a powerful new tool. >> reporter: all through the thundering waves of winter the ships have pressed on across the indian social pulsing out sonar signals and this is what they have to show for it. the most detailed map ever of the seabed in this area. 16,000 square miles covered with crumbling underwater volcanoes, winding valleys, plunging canyons and just maybe the solution to a mystery. the new map is not fine enough to show wreckage but it is a wealth of information to guide underwater search vessels. >> there makes a great deal of difference. they'll be able to hold a tighter path above the ocean floor knowing what's coming ahead of time so they can go faster and get a lot more done in less time. >> reporter: before the search broke off earlier this year, much hope was pinned on the bluefin underwater search robot. it came up empty. but now with the new map a much
broader search with towed sonar arrays is beginning. australian authorities say this arc is the right place to look. recent refinement of data about the flight path has given greater certainty when it turned south into the indian ocean and that gives them a better sense of where it ran out of fuel, most likely south of these submerged mountains called broken ridge. but -- >> we have to be cautious about overpredicting or overconfidence no those predicts you make or you'll end up exactly where you thought you would but it may not be the right place. >> reporter: don't look for people scanning the surface for debris. those days are over. now looking into some places nearly four miles beneath the waves an once again moping for a break. the search is scheduled to last for about a year and if they find the plane during that time,
of course, it will be a huge step, but a big mystery still remains, whatever caused this plane to go down? tom foreman, cnn, washington. a fire may have destroyed some memorabilia from the september 11th terror attack on united airlines flight 93. the national park service says the fire damaged four buildings at the memorial site headquarters in pennsylvania. the damaged buildings housed about 10% of the memorial's collection of 9/11 artifacts. >> unfortunately, only about 10% of our collection is actually storied here. most of it is offsite and the items that are here, many of them are in fireproof safes or fireproof filing cabinets so this at point we don't know the extent of the damage. >> cause of that fire remains under investigation. well, autumn is just getting started but snow is already
falling in parts of the u.s. upper midwest. derek van dam joins us once again. snow, we haven't had -- haven't even seen my first fall leaf yet. >> the four-letter word nobody wants to talk about this time of year. it is just a little too early but it does happen and you're right, natalie, we do have snow to talk about in this weather forecast and want to touch on the united states. a large low pressure system over the upper midwest that's responsible for the snowfall but it's also been responsible for some severe weather that took place across the mid-mississippi valley about 24 hours ago. now this, system is moving east, not with the severe weather but it does bring chances of rain to the new england area including new york city. we will talk about that in a moment and, yes, that shading of white is our snowfall from minnesota to northern sections of wisconsin. this is how much we're expecting. just about an inch in the most -- at the most in a few locations, danbury to eau claire and minneapolis perhaps snowfall. that's about 25 millimeters of snowfall. just enough to talk about.
this is the direction of the storm system that continues to move along the eastern half of the united states. cooling the temperatures in its wake bringing scattered showers from grand rapids, michigan to cleveland, ohio. more concentrated around new york and boston. do you love the oranges, yellows and reds of all the maple leafs. i do. this is the latest fall color progression across the united states. leaves are near peak across michigan and the upper midwest as well as colorado and the pacific northwest. seeing our summer colors near atlanta, georgia, near the cnn world weather center. this is just chicagoing gears, heat advisories in effect for san diego and san francisco. temperatures of 92 degrees in some locations, even 100 near san diego. that's about 33 degrees celsius. that's all from the world weather center. back to natalie. >> thanks so much. how does this sound, setting your car on autopilot? sounds good to me. tesla motors ceo elin musk says
it's not that far off. the silicon valley entrepreneur sat down with cnn money and outlined his ambitious vision for the roads of the future. >> the future of the auto industry, are these things going to be a reality? >> autonomous cars will definitely be a reality. shows the car next year will probably be 90% of autopilot. for sure highway travel. >> how is that going to happen? >> with a combination of various sensors, your combined cameras with image recognition with radar and long-range ultrasonics will do it. other car companies will follow. >> you'll be the leader. >> of course. i mean -- if we're not the leader then shame on us. >> elon musk there. apparently he still has more
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our prayers are going to be accepted. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> this is not the first time this is the second time but the first time with my wife and that is very, very safe and i appreciate what saudi government have done already. very spiritual to be very close to the mosque and you can feel all the spiritual things around you. ask about when going to heaven, about praying to god and keeping us in good health and our families, our countries. >> and at this hour of news on cnn. thank you for joining us. i'm natalie allen. george howell on deck for our next hour and ahead in that hour a kurdish boy kidnapped by isis militants on his way home from school tells our arwa damon about his experience under their control. her report is next. please stay with us. every day people fall, from a simple misstep,
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